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Stupid blue thing by asunder Stupid blue thing by asunder
I hate this. It was an Illustration assignment. I don't know why I've had a hard time using my style on most of my assignments. I don't know what I was trying to do with this, but it turned out awful.

It was an acrylic painting on illustration board that I scanned into Photoshop. I fixed up a lot digitally and added more shading/highlights and the pattern on the wall.

Idea was inspired by the "Perfect Drug" music video from Nine Inch Nails.
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BlackProserpine Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
it reminds me preraphaelites paintings.
damage-me Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
i have no idea why do you hate this because i absolutely love thiis :(
LovinaYavari Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007  Professional Filmographer
this is gorgeous the colors make it look so peaceful.
xxShadxx Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
You hate it but it looks reaaaally nice
willstang86 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007
Stunning work. Your art is beautiful[link]
void-engineer Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
This is quite a melancholic piece, intensified by the various hues of blue. The womans seems to be lost in her world. It is quite different from the rest of your gallery but it is good nonetheless :)

Scarlett1313 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
Oh do not hate this...I think it's great!!!
selmasings Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006
It's funny when you don't like something you have created and you get loads of positive feedback for it! I am never sure how to react - whether to reasess myself, why I hate it?!!

Anyway - I think it is a very atmospheric piece, great shading and use of light! :clap:
arwenita Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
great atmosphere you setted up here :D
OuijaBoardum Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006  Professional
It's definately not your style, but it's still good.
It's always good to know how to do different styles, if you don't stick to it that's fine, but at least you tried something different! :3
I like the feeling of it.. it's 'somber' X3 :+fav:
KimKoreKids Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006  Student
ITs really not as bad as you think is actually pretty good its alittle different then your usuall style but its still a nice piece of artwork!x
flutterby-elimy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
I dont think its as bad as you think :) It doesnt have as much variation as your other pictures, in terms of colour, shading, depth.

You say you have a hard time putting your style on your illustration assignments? ME TOO!!! It drives me insane because its so damn frustrating. I KNOW I can make nice pictures, so why cant I do it for my course?!
IndigoCharm Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Hobbyist
I'm sorry you don't like it... as an outsider, though, I think it's really pretty and I like the feeling.
slickgreekgeo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006   Digital Artist
Great work, your use of color is extraordinary.
blueladyoncouch Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006
I definately picked up on the inspiration right away... what's so "failed" in it?
caddman Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006  Professional General Artist
...Awesome and stunning painting Cristina...:hug:
CrimsonClown Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
I actualy love this, i prefer work that has a traditional look to it. i guess digital art becomes to neat and clean where this has great texture and layers. I love the visible linework and the colours are great...Very nice :)
dark-angel-616 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
i think its lovely, nice choice in blue a bit different from your normal style.. but its still great :) also perfect drug by nin is an awesome song nice choice :D
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acida Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
i suppose this is sort of a self portrait... ? i like the blues, the view makes me remember a bit david stoupakis artwork. the pose seems a bit strange and her expression seems a bit old... but i really am pleased by the light o_o
Khokolotte Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
I actually adore this
OleWormius Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, artists always seem to be so hard on themselves. I personally think it's gorgeous. You've captured the lovely melancholic atmosphere of the video so perfectly. I love that blue lighting on her face. And the landscape is so beautiful. God, the more I look at this piece, the more beautiful I think it is. I can't quite put it all into words. I just love it. :+favlove:
Bunsmaster Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
curious lighting.... it's an interesting piece, and i see your inspiration in it.
Nawheera Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006  Professional General Artist
Do you really find it awful? :O
It looks great to me. The blue tones are so mysterious, her face expession is so sad...
It is really a good job, believe me ;)
MariusAndrejevas Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
ok, so the sky and trees aren't your thang. needs practice.

and the lighting doesn't make sense. you need to think actively about that.


WTF I like it. I haven't seen you do that kind of "carved in stone" look before. The stiff form is totally what you should go for. which has to do with;

I like the coloring on the face.

the concern here is lighting and landscape. but the coloring and "form" hmmm... "motion?" lack of motion.... stiffness, stonyness.... that's good.
ribcage-menagerie Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006   Photographer
oh, now see i like it. =]
UrsusAureusHistorias Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006  Student General Artist
I was going to comment that it was very Perfect Drug reminiscent...but looks like you cleared it up...
oibyrd Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's amazing - some of the work that we dislike most are absolute gems to others. Thank you for sharing it - I personally think it's lovely ;) xo
TheShadowsAreRising Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
I think it's amazing I love it
Pentecost Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
For some reason I like the trees and the horizon line the best. It gives the whole piece a very surreal feel.
pangie Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pretty! oh wallpaper is so hard especially at an angle like that. you have very nice details!
Marinda-Hudson Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006   Photographer
Beautiful shades of blue. I like the atmosphere. I think this is a really beautiful piece =)
krisglobe Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
hahaha, i like the title, hahaha you are a passional artist.
dehuman Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
what ur calling stupid blue thing is stunningly beautiful..and it reminds me of someone special...ahh memories..
Necroidian Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I think it is beautiful. I love the perfect drug look. The colors are wonderful, give yourself more credit!
AsIdie Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
Strange, this is the kind of thing i like...very emotive, very dark.....loneliness and solitude.....
krishna76 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006   Traditional Artist
its not awful its quite good in fact .it is a big departure from you usual style but its still good . I like the dissolute landscape and the since of desperation rings in harmony with your other works .wonderful use of color to enhance the felling by the way .the only thing I would change is add a sense of depth to the landscape. remember as things get farther away they become hazy and lighter.
crypticbride Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
you hate it, but i love it! this shade od blue gives it a special atmosphere... a bit creepy, maybe, and it seems like she's waiting for somebody who won't come; i can imagine a fireplace in the other corner of the room which is neat yet empty as the whole house... =)
sabrael Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
i can't see anything wrong with it?
different to your usually style,
but lovely, nontheless
Sleyf Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I love it! The blue is really nice, especially that victorian feel
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